In the middle of the season, the NBA has no clarity on the position table

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The midpoint of the NBA schedule only makes one situation clear. There is little clarity on the league table and a play-off spot is a possibility for at least 25 of the league’s 30 teams.

In the Eastern Conference, 13 of the fifteen teams are in the range of seventh place, which is the last automatic place, while eight to ten play a playoff.

At the top, the Boston Celtics (33-12), Brooklyn Nets (27-15), Milwaukee Bucks (28-16) and Philadelphia 76ers (27-16), have been constant throughout the season and only a greater tragedy would leave them. outside.

The seventh place, Miami Heat (24-21) is close to 12, the Washington Wizards (18-26) with such short distances, anything is possible.

Indiana Pacers are eighth, Atlanta Hawks ninth, Bulls tenth and Toronto Raptors in box 11, they have not shone, but they are in competition.

In the West the situation is similar.

Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies have 30 wins and 13 losses and are comfortable in the first places, but anything can happen under them.

From eighth to thirteenth place there is a congestion of quintets separated by three victories.

Utah Jazz 23-24, Minnesota Timberwolves 22-23, Portland Trailblazers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns with 21 wins and Close the Lakers with 20 wins, all looking for a ticket to the playoffs.

Another close fight is the league MVP, the trophy given to the most valuable player.

Everything points to the Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic being the favorite right now. If he succeeds, it would be the third time he has left the award.

He leads one of the best teams in the NBA and has 24.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 9.8 assists per game.

His main rival is Luka Doncic of the Dallas Maverick, top scorer in the league with 33.8 points per game, plus 9 rebounds and 8.8 assists.

In third place is Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks, who is averaging 31 points, 11.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists.

Any one of them is worthy of the trophy and the voters will have a hard time picking the winner.

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